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Today's News

  • Brinson Breaks Smith’s winning streak at Myrtle Beach

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Car parades, kids’ bike races, special appearances and peek-a-boo shower clouds made this years’ Sun Fun 101 far from typical Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    The weekly bike race was won by 14-year-old Jason Grainger, of Shallotte. He took the checkered flag after battling it out with last week’s winner, Adam Fulford, and Brandon Patterson. Grainger is the son of Willie Grainger, who races in the Street Stock division.

  • Be safe while boating; Follow these tips

    Boating season is upon us now, and as a local on water assistance provider for the entire Brunswick County coastline, here are safety tips for boaters. 

    •Wear a life jacket. In 2008, the most recent year for which U.S. Coast Guard statistics are available, more than two-thirds of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those, 90 percent were not wearing a life jacket.

  • County athletes selected for spring all-conference teams

    Coaches in the Waccamaw Conference have selected the first-team and second-team all-conference players. Below is the list of county athletes who made all-conference in baseball, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and track. Statistics, where provided, are from the coaching staff.

     

    BASEBALL

    West: Jay Gause, Gavin Lane, Hunter Allen and Lorenzo Pigott are on the first team.

  • Creating school vegetable gardens through CIS Learn and Serve Grant

     Children in the Southport area will have an opportunity to learn about healthy eating, organic foods, vegetable gardening and farmers markets through a one-week summer camp at Southport Elementary. 

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. has received a Learn Serve Grant to work with local educators and community partners to facilitate the “Growing to Learn…Learning to Grow” project. 

    The grant will provide free services to 40 upcoming third, fourth and fifth-graders and will operate the week of July 19. 

  • Two students receive awards in DAR essay contest

     The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution ended a successful year with a tour, meeting and picnic at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson on May 12. Award recipients, parents and teachers were also in attendance.

  • Brunswick Community College to offer continuing education classes

     The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared towards adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction. Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant.

  • Brunswick Soil and Water Conservation District has awards banquet

     On May 10, the Brunswick Soil and Water Conservation District had its annual awards banquet recognizing educators, students and supporters of the district’s conservation education program. 

    Tic Toc the Clown provided the evening’s entertainment. District supervisor chairman Gene Ward presented the awards.

    “The Living Soil” was the theme for the district’s annual poster, essay and public speaking contests. 

  • A restless heart needs recreation—find rest with God

     Have you ever had a day when nothing seemed to ease the spirit? Have you ever experienced a deep-down restlessness that remained unappeased by all efforts to center oneself in calm and quiet, freed from the anxiety of life’s stressors? If not, you may be superhuman or in grand denial!

  • UNC Greensboro names iSchool scholars

     The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) has announced that 179 high school seniors from 44 counties, including four students from Brunswick County, have been named UNCG iSchool Scholars for their outstanding performance in online early college classes.

  • Hewett graduates from St. Mary’s

     Griffin Hewett, daughter of Ginny and Jamie Varnum of Bolivia and Timothy Carter Hewett of Supply, was among 67 high school seniors who graduated this spring from Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh and received diplomas from Head of School Theo Coonrod during the school’s 168th commencement exercises on Sunday, May 23, in the school’s historic oak grove.

    Melissa Essary, dean of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, was the commencement speaker.